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What the heck is RenaissanceTM anyway?

In order to give our loyal international customers the same access to Magic: The Gathering® that our English-speaking customers have enjoyed, Wizards of the Coast has made the cards available in many other languages.

Part of giving everyone equal access to the cards also means access to expansions. However, we and all our partners in this translation enterprise realized that there was no way to start translating at the beginning with Arabian Nights® and also reach our goal of simultaneous release in all languages; this forced us to decide which sets would be printed for the first time in each language.

Our policy instructs that we not print cards in white-border sets that didn't previously appear in either the original black-border Magic: The Gathering set in that language or in some black-border expansion set of that language. For example, the initial set for German and French is the same set as the RevisedTM (third edition) set and the first German and French cards were released with black borders. Since there were no previous German or French expansions, the cards rotated into Magic: The Gathering--Fourth EditionTM , according to our policy, had to have first appeared with a black border before Fourth Edition could be printed with a white border.

The cards that rotated into Fourth Edition appeared with black borders as a special card set called Renaissance in French and German. The foreign-language editions of ChroniclesTM initially appeared as black-border sets, except for Italian. Instead, there was a special Italian black-border version of Renaissance that included Chronicles cards, but not cards that originally appeared in Legends® or The Dark® . This is why there are two separate card lists for Renaissance.


English Title German Title French Title
Abomination Scheußlichkeit Abomination
Alabaster Potion Alabastertrank Potion d'albâtre
Ali Baba Ali Baba Ali Baba
Amrou Kithkin Amrou Kithkin Amrou sangami
Amulet of Kroog Amulett aus Kroog Amulette de Kroog
Angry Mob Aufgebrachter Pöbel Foule en colère
Apprentice Wizard Zauberlehrling Apprenti sorcier
Ashes to Ashes Asche zu Asche Des cendres aux cendres
Ashnod's Battle Gear Ashnods Kampfausrüstung Harnais de bataille d'Ashnod
Backfire Gegenfeuer Retour de flamme
Ball Lightning Kugelblitz Boule fulgurante
Battering Ram Sturmramme Bélier
Bird Maiden Vogelmädchen Dame-oiselle
Black Mana Battery Schwarze Manabatterie Accumulateur de mana noir
Blight Fäulnis Flétrissement
Blood Lust Blutrausch Soif de sang
Blue Mana Battery Blaue Manabatterie Accumulateur de mana bleu
Bog Imp Torfbold Diablotin des marécages
Brainwash Gehirnwäsche Lavage de cerveau
Bronze Tablet Bronzetafel Tablette de bronze
Brothers of Fire Bruderschaft des Feuers Frères du feu
Brute,The Die Bestie La brute
Carnivorous Plant Fleischfressende Pflanze Plante carnivore
Carrion Ants Aasfressende Ameisen Fourmis charognardes
Cave People Höhlenmenschen Peuple des cavernes
Circle of Protection: Artifacts Schutzkreis gegen Artefakte Cercle de protection: artefacts
Clay Statue Lehmstatue Statue d'argile
Clockwork Avian Mechanischer Vogel Oiseau mécanique
Colossus of Sardia Der Koloßvon Sardia Colosse de Sardie
Coral Helm Korallenhelm Heaume de corail
Cosmic Horror Schrecken aus dem All Horreur cosmique
Crimson Manticore Karmesin-Mantikor Manticore pourpre
Cursed Rack Verfluchte Streckbank Chevalet maudit
Cyclopean Mummy Zyklopenmumie Momie cyclopéenne
Detonate Detonation Détonation
Diabolic Machine Teufelsmaschine Machine diabolique
Divine Transformation Apotheose Transformation divine
Durkwood Boars Düsterwaldkeiler Sangliers de Boissambre
Elder Land Wurm Urzeitlicher Landwurm Guivre terrestre ancestrale
Elven Riders Elfenreiter Cavaliers elfes
Energy Tap Energieanzapfung Engagement énergétique
Erosion Erosion Érosion
Eternal Warrior Ewiger Krieger Guerrier éternel
Fellwar Stone Fellwarstein Pierre de Guermont
Fissure Erdspalte Fissure
Flood Überflutung Inondation
Fortified Area Befestigtes Gebiet Aire fortifiée
Gaseous Form Gasförmigkeit Forme gazeuse
Ghost Ship Geisterschiff Navire fantôme
Giant Strength Riesenstärke Force de géant
Giant Tortoise Riesenschildkröte Tortue marine géante
Goblin Rock Sled Steinschlittenfahrer Luge des gobelins
Grapeshot Catapult Kartätsche Catapulte à mitraille
Greed Habgier Avidité
Green Mana Battery Grüne Manabatterie Accumulateur de mana vert
Hurr Jackal Hurr-Schakal Chacal d'Hurr
Immolation Aufopferung Immolation
Inferno Inferno Fournaise
Ironclaw Orcs Orks von der eisernen Klaue Orques de la Griffe de fer
Junún Efreet Junún Ifrit Éfrit djunúnide
Killer Bees Killerbienen Abeilles tueuses
Kismet Kismet Destinée
Land Leeches Landegel Sangsues terrestres
Land Tax Grundsteuer Contribution foncière
Leviathan Leviathan Léviathan
Lost Soul Verlorene Seele Âme en peine
Mana Clash Manakollision Choc de mana
Marsh Gas Sumpfgas Gaz des marais
Marsh Viper Moorviper Vipère des marais
Mind Bomb Erinnerungszerstörung Bombe cérébrale
Mishra's Factory Mishras Fabrik Usine de Mishra
Morale Moral Moral
Murk Dwellers Bewohner der Dunkelheit Habitants des ténèbres
Nafs Asp Nafs Brillenschlange Vipère haje
Oasis Oase Oasis
Osai Vultures Osai Geier Vautours d'Osai
Piety Frömmigkeit Piété
Pikemen Spießträger Piquiers
Pit Scorpion Grubenskorpion Scorpion de l'Abime
Pradesh Gypsies Prassende Zigeuner Bohémiens pradeshi
Psionic Entity Psionische Einheit Entité psionique
Pyrotechnics Pyrotechnik Pyrotechnie
Radjan Spirit Fürstlicher Geist Esprit radjane
Rag Man Lumpensammler Loqueteux
Rebirth Wiedergeburt Renouveau
Red Mana Battery Rote Manabatterie Accumulateur de mana rouge
Relic Bind Reliktenbindung Ligature de relique
Sandstorm Sandsturm Tempête de sable
Seeker Suchender Chercheur
Segovian Leviathan Segovianischer Leviathan Léviathan ségovois
Shapeshifter Gestaltwandler Changeforme
Sindbad Sindbad, der Seefahrer Sindbad
Sisters of the Flame Schwestern der Flamme Soeurs de la flamme
Spirit Link Geisteskontakt Liaison psychique
Spirit Shackle Geisterfessel Fers psychiques
Strip Mine Tagebaumine Mine des morts-terrains
Sunken City Versunkene Stadt Cité engloutie
Sylvan Library Waldesbibliothek Bibliothèque sylvestre
Tawnos's Wand Tawnos' Zauberstab Bâtonnet de Tavnos
Tawnos's Weaponery Tawnos' Waffen Armement de Tavnos
Tempest Efreet Sturm-Ifrit Éfrit de la tourmente
Tetravus Tetravus Tetravus
Time Elemental Zeitelementar Élémental du temps
Triskelion Triskelion Triskèle
Tundra Wolves Tundrawölfe Loups de la toundra
Twiddle Twiddel Bascule
Uncle Istvan Onkel Istvan Oncle Istvân
Untamed Wilds Ungezähmte Wildnis Étendues sauvages
Urza's Avenger Urzas Rächer Vengeur urzalien
Vampire Bats Vampirfledermäuse Chauves-souris vampires
Venom Schlangengift Venin
Visions Visionen Visions
Wall of Dust Staubwolke Mur de poussière
Wall of Spears Speermauer Mur de lances
Whirling Dervish Wirbelnder Derwisch Derviche tourneur
White Mana Battery Weiße Manabatterie Accumulateur de mana blanc
Winds of Change Winde des Wechsels Vents du changement
Winter Blast Wintereinbruch Rafale hivernale
Word of Binding Wort der Fesselung Mot d'entraves
Xenic Poltergeist Xenischer Poltergeist Poltergeist xénique
Yotian Soldier Yotischer Söldner Soldat yotien
Zephyr Falcon Westwindfalke Faucon du zéphyr


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